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Shawty's Cafe

$$ - $$$Pizza, Cafe,
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (124 reviews)
“beef” (35 reviews)
“cake” (8 reviews)
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Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Being in Twizel for the evening I looked for a restaurant where I could try the local salmon and there was vegetarian food on the menu. Shawty’s cafe was a great find and more than over stepped our expectations. The cafe looks basic and service...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

I ordered the pork belly and my wife ordered the Salmon dish. The food was well presented and very tasty. The service was attentive and polite. The prices were not cheap but worth money. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank BobC566
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Our group of 5 had an early dinner at Shawty's. The range of food covered all tastes of our group and they had a better range of craft beers than many big city restaurants. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, which included the lamb, pork...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Visited Shawty’s cafe while exploring Mt Cook, despite never being able to find good coffee in New Zealand, Shawty’s coffee was superb. Definitely a must visit

Thank leishyclaire12
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Food: A The meals we had here were very good. Well prepared local fare. Better than the meal we had at Poppies Ambience: B- What can you say, you sit outside by a sidewalk in a shopping center or inside with no AC Service: A+...More

Thank Maria35
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Great menu. Great food. All in the middle of a lightly populated area a stones throw from Aoraki (some call Mt Cook).

Thank wolfurphy
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Visiting Shawty’s is a major part of Twizel holiday! Whether it be a coffee in the snow, a cider in the sun or a meal with Family and friends, Shawty’s never fails!

Thank loveroflifenz
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We visited here with a small group of friends this week to celebrate a birthday. On advice from staff the day before we booked. just as well as restaurant was full. The seating arrangement was cosy and wouldn't b e my first choice again, but...More

Thank Pauline Y
Reviewed 20 January 2018

In the middle of nowhere this eatery has lots of nice things to offer - dinner and lunch. Had a very good meal there - excellent service and good choice

Thank jason045
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

The Cafe itself is quite small and dark but perfect for a coffee and catch-up with friends. Would recommend the Carrot Cake - yum - and there’s plenty of other sweet treats in the cabinet. This cafe provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. For coffee lovers........More

Thank NannaA53
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 3155
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Since its beginnings in 2005, Shawtys has built up a strong reputation, synonymous for fine food and great espresso. A destination in the Mackenzie Country. Open 7 days from 8.30am till late over the summer months with reduced hours during the winter season. Shawtys has a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, and cabinet food available, and our chef's are committed to providing you with great qualiy food at an affordable price. With a comprehensive gourmet pizza menu and great range of gluten free and vegetarian options there is something to suit everyones taste.Step into warm surroundings and take in the "New York" inspired decor. Shawtys recently underwent an amazing facelift and would not be out of place in a bustling city scene. A new look has led to a renewed focus on excellent quality wines and an array of craft beers. Shawtys offers a dining experience of high standard in a relaxed setting, perfect for an intimate dinner with friends or larger gathering. We aim to leave a lasting impression on our customers with great service and we invite you to check us out.
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